Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Remembering Veterans & the USMC’s best!

Seventy years ago, on August  7, 1942, United States Marines landed on an obscure South Pacific island called Guadalcanal.

Remember,

It was the Veteran, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It was the Veteran, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It was the Veteran,  not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to fair trial.

It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
who served under the flag,

and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Written by: Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC